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Jim Combs

Alumni, Class of 1989
http://www.facebook.com/synthejim

Currently Marketing Strategy Lead at Slalom Consulting

Past experience includes
Director, Marketing & Client Delivery at WebMD
VP/Group Program Director at Moxie Interactive (Interactive Mkting and Advertising)
CEO at EMERGENTcy (Strategy/Research/Design)
Executive Strategy Director at Matter (Strategy/Research/Design)
Director, Program Management at Sapient (Web)
Senior Producer at IBM Interactive (Web)
Senior Producer at Tele-TV Media (Interactive TV)
Senior Producer at AVL (Multimedia)
Director of Technology at MSI (Multimedia)

Jim is also the musician known as Sensitive Chaos...

Zone Music Reporter Top 100 Airplay for 2011 and 2012
2012 ZMR Music Awards nominee: Best Holiday Album
2012 ZMR Music Awards qualifier: Best Electronic Album
2011 ZMR Music Awards qualifier: Best Contemporary Instrumental Album, Best Electronic Album, Best Ambient Album, and Best Cover Art
WMSE 91.7FM's Instrumental Saturdays with Mary Bartlein "Top 10 Picks for 2011"
WXPN 88.5FM's Star's End "Significant Release of 2010"
StillStream.com's Artist of the Month for April 2010
The first artist played on the first 2010 show of NPR/Sirius/XM Radio's Hearts of Space program
Atlanta Creative Loafing's Best of 2009 Readers Poll Runner-up for "Best Local Electronic Act"
KKUP (91.5 FM in Cupertino, CA) "Best Visionary Music of 2009"
Atlanta Creative Loafing's Best of 2007 Readers Poll Winner for "Best Local Electronic Act"
KKUP (91.5 FM in Cupertino, CA) "Best Visionary Music of 2007"
New Age Reporter's "Top 12 Best Ambient/Spacemusic/Electronica Recordings of 2006"
Atlanta Creative Loafing's Best of 2005 Readers Poll Winner for "Best Local Electronic Act"
Multi-year ASCAPlus Award winner
#1 on WWSP 90 FM Ambient Aether / Space Continuum show for June 2013 (Amerisynthecana)
#1 on KSBR Morning Breeze for March 2012, February 2012 & January 2012 (Seeker After Patterns)
#1 on KCBX Last Jazz Show for January 2012 (Seeker After Patterns)
#1 on KCPR Audioscapes for January 2012 (Seeker After Patterns)
#1 on WWSP 90 FM Ambient Aether / Space Continuum show for May 2010, and April and March 2009
#2 on WYSO Alpha Rhythms for May 2013 (Amerisynthecana)
#2 on KSBR Morning Breeze for May 2013 (Amerisynthecana)
#2 on KCPR Audioscapes for February 2012 (Remembering Chestnuts, Icy Cold, and Bells)
#2 song on Zone Music Reporter Spin List for July 2011 (Meditation Modulation Manipulation)
#2 on WWSP 90 FM Ambient Aether / Space Continuum show for May 2013 (Amerisynthecana)
#2 on WWSP 90 FM Ambient Aether / Space Continuum show for February 2012 (Remembering Chestnuts, Icy Cold, and Bells) & August 2010
#2 on WDIY 88.1 FM Galactic Travels show for August 2010
#2 on WDBX's Music from Beyond the Lakes show for May 2009 (Emerging Transparency)
#3 on KSBR Morning Breeze for June 2013 (Amerisynthecana)
#3 on WYSO Alpha Rhythms for June 2013 (Amerisynthecana)
#3 on KCPR Audioscapes for June 2013 (Amerisynthecana)
#3 on WRBC Athan's Journey show for February 2012 (Seeker After Patterns)
#3 on WXDU's New Frontier show for March 2009 (Emerging Transparency)
#3 on WWSP Ambient Aether show for January 2012 (Remembering Chestnuts, Icy Cold, and Bells)
#3 on WWSP Ambient Aether show for September 2011 (Seeker After Patterns) and June 2011 (Meditation Modulation Manipulation)
#4 on KCBX Last Jazz Show for February 2012 (Remembering Chestnuts, Icy Cold, and Bells)
#4 on KCPR Audioscapes for January 2012 (Remembering Chestnuts, Icy Cold, and Bells)
#4 on KUAC Nightlight for October 2011 (Seeker After Patterns)
#5 on KCUR Night Tides for June 2013 (Amerisynthecana)
#5 on KCBX Beyond The Fringe for June 2013 (Amerisynthecana)
#5 on KTEP Audiosyncracy for May 2013 (Amerisynthecana)
#5 on KRSC 91.3 FM's Spectral Voyages for May 2013 (Amerisynthecana)
#5 on WMSE Instrumental Saturdays for February 2012 (Seeker After Patterns)
#5 song on Zone Music Reporter Spin List for May 2011 (Meditation Modulation Manipulation)
#5 on KSBR Morning Breeze for September 2011 (Seeker After Patterns)
#6 on KUAC Nightlight for June 2013 (Amerisynthecana)
#6 on WAWL Light in the Night show for May 2013 (Amerisynthecana)
#6 on KCPR Audioscapes for February 2012 (Seeker After Patterns)
#6 on KSBR Morning Breeze for October 2011 (Seeker After Patterns)
#6 on WPNE At the Edge show for June 2011 (Seeker After Patterns)
#6 song on Zone Music Reporter Spin List for June 2011 (Seeker After Patterns)
#6 on StillStream.com for 2009, Top Collections (unreleased songs)
#7 on KCPR Audioscapes for March 2012 (Remembering Chestnuts, Icy Cold, and Bells)
#7 on WMSE Instrumental Saturdays for January 2012 (Seeker After Patterns)
#7 on WWSP 90 FM Ambient Aether / Space Continuum show for May 2009 and July 2010
#8 on KTEP Audiosyncracy for June 2013 (Amerisynthecana)
#8 on KCBX Last Jazz Show for February 2012 (Seeker After Patterns)
#9 on WMSE Instrumental Saturdays for November 2011 (Seeker After Patterns)
#8 on CKUW Shades of Classics for October 2011 (Seeker After Patterns)
#8 on KRSC Spectral Voyages for October 2011 (Seeker After Patterns)
#8 on WYSO Alpha Rhythms for September 2011 (Seeker After Patterns)
#8 on WVKR FM's Secret Music Top 20 for April 2009 (Emerging Transparency)
#9 on WWSP 90 FM Ambient Aether / Space Continuum show for September 2010 & April 2010
#9 on WMSE Instrumental Saturdays for September 2011 (Seeker After Patterns)
#9 song on Zone Music Reporter Spin List for August 2011 (Psychic Twins of Gemini)
#10 on WVKR FM's Secret Music Top 20 for June 2013 (Amerisynthecana)
#10 on WMSE Instrumental Saturdays for June 2013 (Amerisynthecana)
#11 on KRSC 91.3 FM's Spectral Voyages Top 20 for April 2009 (Emerging Transparency)
#11 on KKUP 91.5 FM's Mystic Music Top 20 for March 2009 (Emerging Transparency)
#12 on WMSE Instrumental Saturdays for May 2013 (Amerisynthecana)
#12 on KCBX Last Jazz Show for January 2012 (Remembering Chestnuts, Icy Cold, and Bells)
#12 on WWSP 90 FM Ambient Aether / Space Continuum show for June 2010
#13 on CKUW Shades of Classics for May 2013 (Amerisynthecana)
#13 on CKUW Shades of Classics for January 2012 (Seeker After Patterns)
#13 on WUTC Weekend Sunrise for January 2012 (Seeker After Patterns)
#13 on CKUW Shades of Classics for June 2013 (Amerisynthecana)
#14 on KCBX Last Jazz Show for March 2012 (Remembering Chestnuts, Icy Cold, and Bells)
#14 on WMSE Instrumental Saturdays Top 20 for October 2011 (Seeker After Patterns)
#14 on One World Radio Top 20 for October 2011 (Remembering Chestnuts, Icy Cold, and Bells)
#14 on WWSP Ambient Aether show for November 2011 and October 2011 (Seeker After Patterns)
#15 on KKUP 91.5 FM's Neptune Currents for September 2010
WXPN 88.5FM's Star's End Top 20 for May 2013, Top 15 for May 2010, Top 30 for April 2010, and Top 20 for March 2010
#16 on KCHO/KFPR The Lighthouse for May 2013 (Amerisynthecana)
#16 on KCBX Last Jazz Show for November 2011 (Seeker After Patterns)
#16 on KUAC NightLight for September 2011 (Seeker After Patterns)
#5 on KRSC 91.3 FM's Spectral Voyages for May 2013 (Amerisynthecana)
#17 on KRSC 91.3 FM's Spectral Voyages for June 2013 (Amerisynthecana)
#17 on WPNE At the Edge show for May 2013 (Amerisynthecana)
#17 on WYSO Alpha Rhythms for October 2011 (Seeker After Patterns)
#17 on WWSP Ambient Aether for September 2011 (Meditation Modulation Manipulation)
#18 on KCBX Last Jazz Show for March 2012 (Seeker After Patterns)
#18 on KCPR Audioscapes for March 2012 (Seeker After Patterns)
#19 on KCUR Night Tides for September 2011 (Seeker After Patterns)
WDIY 88.1 FM's Galactic Travels Top 20 for May 2013, March, May, June, and July 2011, June, May, April and March 2010, and March and February 2009
#20 on WVUD The Morning Fog show for June 2013 (Amerisynthecana)
#20 on KSBR Morning Breeze for October 2011 (Remembering Chestnuts, Icy Cold, and Bells)
#22 on Zone Music Reporter Top 100 for January 2012. (Seeker After Patterns)
#24 on Public Radio-syndicated Echoes for July 2011. (Seeker After Patterns)
#25 on Zone Music Reporter Top 100 for August 2011. (Seeker After Patterns)
#28 on KKUP 91.5 FM's Mystic Music Best Visionary Music for 2009 (Emerging Transparency)
#29 on Zone Music Reporter Top 100 for December 2011. (Remembering Chestnuts, Icy Cold, and Bells)
#29 song on Zone Music Reporter Spin List for July 2011 (Seeker After Patterns)
#31 on Zone Music Reporter Top 100 for September 2011. (Seeker After Patterns)
#34 album on Zone Music Reporter Spin List for May 2009 (Emerging Transparency)
#35 on Zone Music Reporter Top 100 for December 2011. (Seeker After Patterns)
#36 on Zone Music Reporter Top 100 for October 2011. (Seeker After Patterns)
#36 on Zone Music Reporter Top 100 for July 2011. (Seeker After Patterns)
#44 on Zone Music Reporter Top 100 for November 2011. (Seeker After Patterns)
#50 on Zone Music Reporter Top 100 for January 2012. (Remembering Chestnuts, Icy Cold, and Bells)
#50 on Zone Music Reporter's Top 100 for March 2009 (Emerging Transparency)
#52 on Zone Music Reporter's Top 100 for April 2009 (Emerging Transparency)
#65 on Zone Music Reporter's Top 100 for May 2009 (Emerging Transparency)
#79 on Zone Music Reporter Top 100 Airplay for 2011. (Seeker After Patterns)
#80 on Zone Music Reporter Top 100 Airplay for March 2012. (Seeker After Patterns)
#100 on Zone Music Reporter Top 100 for March 2012. (Remembering Chestnuts, Icy Cold, and Bells)
Sensitive Chaos CDs have been in constant rotation on Space Station SOMA FM since 2006.
Sensitive Chaos music has also received airplay on WRSU FM in New Brunswick, NJ, WBGU 88.1FM in Bowling Green, OH, Echoes, the daily two-hour music soundscape, distributed by Public Radio International and broadcast on 130 radio stations from Maine to California, WPRB in Princeton, NJ, WPNE in Greenbay, WI, WMLB 1690AM in Atlanta, GA, KSBR in Mission Viejo, CA, WDBX 91.1 FM in Carbondale, IL, WWSP 90 FM in Stevens Point, WI, WRSU FM in New Brunswick, NJ, WXDU 88.7 FM in Durham, NC, KKUP 91.5 FM in Cupertino, CA,, Radio Despi 107.1 FM in Barcelona, Spain, and WDIY 88.1 FM, in Allentown and Bethlehem, PA, 93.9 FM in Easton, PA and Phillipsburg, NJ, 93.7 FM in Fogelsville and Trexlertown, WFIT 89.5FM in Palm Bay, FL, WRAS 88.5 FM in Atlanta, GA, KRSC 91.3 FM in Tulsa, OK, YLE Radio 1 in Helsinki, Finland, WVKR FM in Poughkeepsie, NY, Stillstream.com, and WMUH 91.7 FM, Allentown, PA.
Combs was also 1/3 of the trio Combs Creek Haller, whose Singularity double CD on the Earth Mantra label has received airplay on WXPN 88.5 FM Star's End (Significant Release of 2010, Top 30 for April 2010 & Top 21 for March 2010), WDIY 88.1 FM Galactic Travels, WWSP 90 FM Ambient Aether, WMUH 91.7 FM Thought Radio, and StillStream.com.
And Combs was 1/2 of the duos TouchXtone and Bribing The Buddha.